China market: Suning, Alibaba to form e-commerce joint venture
Oct 20, 11:50
Suning.com, a subsidiary of China-based retail giant Suning Commerce Group, will form a CNY1 billion (US$148.41 million) e-commerce joint venture with the Alibaba Group in Chongqing, China, according to a China-based finance.sina.com report, citing a statement released by Suning.
VR, AR, AI developments to have greater scalability, says Google Taiwan head
Oct 6, 14:16
In addition to applications related to virtual reality (AR), augmented reality (AR) and Internet of Things (IoT), the development of artificial intelligence will have a greater scalability in the future, and Google will continue to strengthen its cooperation with Taiwan-based players in these areas,...
RoyalTek using pirated software, says BSA Taiwan
Oct 5, 15:07
Engineers working at RoyalTek, Quanta Computer's GPS navigation device subsidiary, have been found using pirated graphics software mostly developed by PTC and Autodesk. The software is calculated to be worth more than NT$200 million (US$6.4 million), according to the Business Software Alliance (BSA)...
Government IT spending in India to reach US$7.2 billion in 2016, says Gartner
Oct 4, 15:31
The government in India is on pace to spend US$7.2 billion on IT products and services in 2016, an increase of 2.4% over 2015, according to Gartner. This forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices and telecom services. Government comprises state and...
China MIIT forms alliance to promote VR industry
Oct 4, 15:29
Under the initiative of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), a total of 180 businesses, research institutes and academic organizations have jointly established an Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance (IVRA) in China, according to China-based Beijing Times report.
Apple sets up first R&D center in China
Sep 29, 15:01
Apple has set up its first R&D center in China in Beijing's Zhongguancun Science Park, according to a statement issued by the Zhongguancun Park Management Committee.
China market: Smartphone vendors foray into mobile payment market
Sep 21, 12:39
With the number of mobile payment users in China still expanding robustly and is likely to reach 200 million in 2016, which is more than five times the market size in the US, brand smartphone vendors including Apple, Samsung Electronics and local brands Huawei and Xiaomi Technology have forayed into...
Commentary: Business outlook for HMD VR devices still unclear
Sep 8, 16:00
With HTC, Samsung Electronics, Oculus and Google keenly developing hardware devices and related software solutions, the virtual reality (VR) industry looks promising. But not all industry watchers are confident about the business prospects for headed-mounted display (HMD) VR devices.
Enterprise private, public cloud use on the rise, says VMware CEO
Aug 31, 12:01
Enterprises' internally operated IT workloads are decreasing due to increasing use of private and public cloud computing services, and the proportion of IT workloads for internal operation will drop from 75% in 2016 to 50% in 2021 and to 19% in 2030, while private clouds will rise to 20% in 2021 and...
Former HTC CEO to attend Tokyo Game Show
Aug 30, 16:11
Peter Chou, former CEO of HTC and currently chairman of Taiwan-based VR (virtual reality) game developer Futuretown, will preside over a product presentation to be held at the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2016.
IBM Taiwan expects growth potential in Taiwan, says executive
Aug 30, 14:53
IBM Taiwan hardware business general manager Nelson Lee expects the company to still have a lot of room for growth in the Taiwan hardware market; however, instead of purely selling hardware, IBM Taiwan is focusing mostly on hardware/software-integrated solutions.
HTC speeding up development of Viveport app store
Aug 30, 13:57
HTC has said that it will continue to strengthen the development of its virtual reality app store, Viveport, as a means to foster the HTC Vive ecosystem and to ramp up sales of the Vive.
Digitimes Research: Japan IT vendors stepping into IoT business
Aug 25, 10:06
Due to stagnant growth in the Japan IT market, many Japan-based IT vendors have stepped into developing cloud computing-based IoT (Internet of Things) solutions for the Japan market, including Hitachi-developed M2M Traffic Solution, Toshiba-developed Toshiba INdsutry IoT, Fujitsu-developed Fujitsu...
Insyde UEFI BIOS shipping on Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air
Aug 18, 10:13
Insyde Software, a provider of UEFI BIOS and systems management software, has announced that its flagship product InsydeH2O is now shipping on the new Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air featuring the sixth-generation Intel Core chips.
Insyde Software unlikely to post profits in 2016, says chairman
Aug 17, 11:55
UEFI BIOS firmware developer Insyde Software suffered operating losses for the first and second quarters straight due to decreasing global demand for notebooks, and 2016 business operations are quite unlikely to turn profitable, company chairman and CEO Jeremy Wang said at an August 16 investors con...
POS solution provider Posiflex to acquire KIS Acquisition
Newswatch - Aug 15, 10:14
Own-brand POS (point of sale) equipment maker Posiflex Technology has announced that it will fully acquire US-based KIS Acquisition for US$105 million. The deal is expected to complete at the end of August.
Alibaba 2Q16 operations up on year
Aug 12, 16:15
Alibaba Group on August 11 released its financial report for the second quarter of 2016, with GMV (gross merchandise volume) of CNY830.7 billion (US$126 billion) increasing 24% on year, consolidated revenues CNY32.154 billion up 59%, EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization)...
Windows 10 new project to benefit Taiwan supply chain, says paper
Newswatch - Aug 2, 14:51
In addition to releasing an update for its Windows 10, Microsoft is also planning to partner with upstream suppliers to provide enterprises with Windows 10 for a licensing fee of US$7 a month, looking to stimulate PC replacement demand. Some market watchers expect the project to become a growth driver...
Digitimes Research: Launch of Android-based Pepper to ramp up market size
Jul 27, 15:15
SoftBank's launch of Android-based Pepper service robots will encourage Android software developers to develop applications for Pepper, which in return will help ramp up Pepper's market size and its ecosystem, according to a Digitimes Research report on the latest market trends in Japan's digital home...
HTC to face increasing competition in VR market in 2H16
Jul 26, 11:05
HTC is expected to face increasing competition from other brand vendors in the VR (virtual reality) market in the second half of 2016 as VR or AR (augmented reality) devices appear to be hot-selling items for the forthcoming year-end holiday shopping season, according to industry sources.
ChinaJoy 2016 to take place in Shanghai
Jul 22, 11:26
The China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference (ChinaJoy) 2016 will take place in Shanghai, eastern China, during July 28-31, with enterprises including Google, Sony, Microsoft, Intel, Nvidia, AMD and Electronic Arts to attend.
Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom to introduce Pepper into local market
Newswatch - Jul 21, 12:29
Asia Pacific Telecom, one of the five 4G mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, will officially introduce Pepper, a service robot jointly developed by SoftBank and Foxconn Electronics, into the Taiwan market on July 25, with the availability of the robot to begin in September, according to a Chinese-language...
Software solution provider GrandTech reports increased earnings for 2Q16
Stockwatch - Jul 20, 21:45
GrandTech CG Systems, a Taiwan-based supplier of IT products and a software solution provider, has reported pre-tax earnings of NT$49.58 million (US$1.55 million) for the second quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.92 before taxes for the period.
Worldwide security software market grows 3.7% in 2015, says Gartner
Jul 18, 16:13
Worldwide security software revenues totaled US$22.1 billion in 2015, a 3.7% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. Security information and event management (SIEM) remained the fastest-growing segment in 2015, with 15.8% growth, while consumer security software showed the sharpest decline at 5.9%...
Arcoa provides 3rd-party logistics services for B2C e-commerce operators
Jul 15, 15:13
Arcoa Communication, telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications' (FET) retail chain selling handsets and mobile devices, has started operation of a smart logistics center in northern Taiwan to provide third-party logistics services for B2C e-commerce operators in Taiwan.
Garmin enters Taiwan micropayment market
Jul 14, 11:52
Garmin has cooperated with Taiwan-based micropayment firm iPass to launch wearable devices that are able to measure heart rates and support micropayments.
Acer to partner with Taiwan university to push BeingNet learning
Jul 7, 13:49
Acer has announced it will cooperate with Taiwan's Fo Guang University to include Acer's BeingNet learning system as compulsory courses. Acer founder Stan Shih said the US has been pushing the Hour of Code activity to help students build a basic understanding of computer science and Taiwan should also...
China market: Xiaomi to launch 3rd-party mobile payment services
Jul 4, 15:30
Xiaomi Technology will launch Xiaomi Pay third-party mobile payment services in the China market in late third-quarter or early fourth-quarter 2016. The services are being tested in cooperation with local banks, according to a Chinese-language Tencent report citing company executive Hong Fe...